Last April, protests erupting in Colombia against a new proposed tax on the middle and poorer classes were met with government oppression and violence. What are the prospects for political change in the embattled nation of Colombia? [ dur: 58mins. ]
- Arlene B. Tickner is a Professor in the School of International, Political and Urban Studies at the Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia. She is the author of International Relations from the Global South: Worlds of Difference.
- James A. Robinson is Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago and Institute Director of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. He is the author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Poverty and Prosperity and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty, both co-authored with Daron Acemoglu.
Produced by the Scholars’ Circle team: Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Melissa Chiprin and Sudd Dongre.